JUNE 23,1935 - JULY 9, 2021 John Howard, 86, of Grand Terrace, CA, passed away after a 5 year battle with cancer. John was born in Denver, Colorado. He spent his early years in Radburn, New Jersey and came to California at the age of 13, where his parents and 2 siblings lived in Westwood. John graduated from UCLA and later from La Verne School of Law. He worked for the San Bernardino County Probation Dept. and Public Defenders office. He founded the law firm of Howard, Friedman and Gebbie. "Mr Howard" enthusiastically defended the rights of thousands of young people in Juvenile Court. He believed "Everyone deserves a fair trial." John is survived by his wife, Janet of 27 years. He is also survived by Carolyn, his first wife and mother of his children. His son Greg and grandson William reside in Wales, his daughter Lynn Hegardt, her husband Bryan and grandsons Zachary and Jacob reside in Grand Terrace. Stepdaughters Rebecca Bejarano and her fiance' Siavash Behain and Robyn Bejarano-Sanchez, husband Frank, granddaughter Izabella and grandson Andrew are all of Grand Terrace. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Grand Terrace Lions Club, care of John Howard at 22421 Barton Rd #403, Grand Terrace, California 92313. A memorial service service for John will be held at Montecito Memorial Park, 3520 E. Washington St., Colton. On Tuesday, July 31st at 5:00 p.m., reception imediately following on site.
Published by Daily Bulletin on Aug. 29, 2021.